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They help you keep blood pressure down

It is no secret that we all feel better when we are around our beloved furry friends, right? When you spend some quality time with your pet, your mood, as well as your overall health improve significantly – or at least this is what medical and animal experts have told us.

According to pet researcher Allen R. McConnell, PhD. and professor of psychology at Miami University, “We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owners, especially when they have a higher-quality relationship with their pets. What [makes] a meaningful relationship varies from person to person.”

In addition, evidence suggests that people who play with their pets and take their dog for a walk regularly have a lower blood pressure than people who don’t have dogs. If you are ready to adopt a dog don’t forget that you have to provide them with enough exercise daily to help them consume their energy, which makes you obviously more active, keeping your blood pressure down at the same time.

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